USOPC External Provider Application

USOPC Sports Medicine Volunteer Program

Thank you for your interest in the Sports Medicine Volunteer Program with the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC)! Serving as a volunteer medical provider with the USOPC is a privilege, not a right.  As such, whether to accept providers into the USOPC volunteer program is within the sole discretion of the USOPC, even in cases where providers meet the minimum criteria.  

Applications are reviewed on a bi-monthly basis. Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual status updates. Once your application is accepted, we will reach out when rotations become available. 

If you have any questions, please contact
USOPC Nutrition Registry
The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee provides focused, applied and performance-impacting sport science and technology to America's top coaches and athletes. Comprised of experts in nutrition, physiology, strength and conditioning, psychology and performance technology, the USOPC offers comprehensive world-class resources to further athlete development.
Criteria to be a USOPC Sport Dietitian Registry member:

  • Registered Dietitian (RD)
  • Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD)
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience working with Olympic, Collegiate, Professional, and Competitive Recreational athletes
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Required Masters in Nutrition and/or related field
  • 2 professional references within the field of sport (Coach, Team Manager, RD, etc.)
USOPC Psychological Services

USOPC Mental Health Registry:

To qualify for the USOPC Mental Health Registry, providers must have:

  • Active US license in a designated mental health field.
  • Membership in either the American Psychology Association (APA), Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), American Counseling Association (ACA), Alliance of Social Workers in Sport (ASWIS), preferred.
  • For Psychiatrists:
    • Board certified in psychiatry
    • Certification in Sports Psychiatry from the ISSP, recommended
    • Current, valid DEA certificate
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience post-licensure or 5 years post board certification for psychiatrists.
  • Professional liability insurance: Minimum of $1,000,000 - $3,000,000
  • May not have any limitations, restrictions, or disciplinary actions against their licenses, or DEA/CDS certificates.


Mental health registry participants along with the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee’s (USOPC) full-time medical and mental health staff provide collaborative, integrated, multidisciplinary health care services to athletes registered at the US Olympic & Paralympic Training Centers & Sites (OPTC) in Colorado Springs, CO, Chula Vista, CA and Lake Placid, NY, and remotely.

Registry members must meet the following criteria to qualify for the USOPC Mental Health Registry:

  1. Active US license in designated field.
  2. Actively engaged in the sporting community including providing care for elite athletes within the past five (5) years (i.e. event volunteering, coverage, local sport team care).
  3. Experience working with individuals from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds and abilities.
  4. Experience using an Electronic Medical Record system.
  5. Experience working in a multidisciplinary team.
  6. Knowledge of elite athletic culture and associated relationships (i.e. coaches, service providers, etc.).
  7. Knowledge of, and ability to conduct, alcohol and other drug assessments and ability to work with Olympic and Paralympic athlete population on these issues (Preferred).
  8. No felony or health care fraud convictions.
  9. No disciplinary actions on clinical license(s).
  10. No actions, sanctions or discipline on clinical privileges or employment as the result of sexual abuse/harassment or substance abuse.
  11. The USOPC must be notified by the registry member of any pending criminal charges or disciplinary action by any medical organization, board, or licensing agency as soon as they are filed at any time while serving in the USOPC mental health registry program.
  12. Must have malpractice insurance:
    • Policy minimum is $1,000,000 - $3,000,000
    • Provide a current copy of the declarations page
    • Registry members must disclose any malpractice claims
  13. Meet the profession-specific requirements in the following table and provide the requisite documents. 
Applicant Info

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